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3-D Coraline: a two-dimensional fantasy

I got this off Neil Gaiman's Twitter feed. From the review:

With the exception of his best film, 1990's Edward Scissorhands, director/producer Tim Burton is best known for spinning pre-existing pop-cultural properties into idiosyncratic and macabre fantasies (Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, the upcoming Alice in Wonderland). Coraline continues that trend, adapting the novella by comics scribe Neil Gaiman into another visually arresting fable that celebrate outsiders who take a dim view of mundane reality.

This guy obviously has something against Tim Burton. Fine. But how he applies that to Coraline, I have no idea. Obviously he is of the same ilk who credit Burton with directing The Nightmare Before Christmas. But even then, I don't see what that has to do with this movie. This guy shouldn't be reviewing films professionally if he can't even take the time to look up a movie on IMDB or even read the credits on a poster or press release. While he does credit Selick with directing the film, he seems convinced that Burton had something to do with it and it clouds his entire review. WTF?

posted by brendoman | 02/07/09| 10:30:28 pm| Movies, Rants and Raves|


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